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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Mad Parliament (The).
The Parliament which assembled at Oxford in 1258, and broke out into open rebellion against Henry III. The king was declared deposed, and the government was vested in the hands of twenty-four councillors, with Simon de Montfort at their head.   1

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